Over the years, Rugged N Raw has developed his raw, uncut style on the microphone, making his one of the best up and coming artists around. In addition to his talents as an emcee, he is also one of the best producers you\'ll ever hear; with beats ranging from slow and melodic to fast-paced. He is an all-around talent that is a rarity in a business where most only succeed in one area or the other. RNR has performed at quite a few spots and won some competitions along the way. In addition to winning song competitions and emcee battles, he is also a 7-Time Beat Battle Champion and the current IPA Beat Battle Grand Champion and Newark\'s MTP Grand Champion, proving he is the most versatile unsigned phenomenon out there. Rugged N Raw has shared the stage with the likes of Pharoahe Monch, Serius Jones, Immortal Technique, Grandmaster Caz, C Rayz Walz, Eyedea & Abilities, Akir, 5 Ft. of Black Moon, Amanda Diva from MTV2, Poison Pen, Kevin Michael, Eternia, Mr. Lif, Polyrhythm Addicts, Dame Grease, RAMP and Rob Sonic. Rugged N Raw has performed at the following locations: MANHATTAN FUSE Network Sirius Radio Shade 45 (Cipha Sounds Effect Show) Club Speed Central Park Summer Stage Knitting Factory Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) Downtime WNYU (89.1FM) WBAI (99.5FM) Izzy Bar Piano\'s R&R (Club Rare) Shrine World Music Palace Upper Manhattan Latin Quarter Platinum Lounge Bar 169 Rothko Acme 20/20 Nuyorican Poetry Cafe Peppers Worth Lounge Bowery Poetry Club Blaggard\'s Pub Pussycat Lounge Remote Lounge The Pyramid Don Hill\'s Nightingale\'s Ace Of Clubs Sparks Baggot Inn 1st Annual Rapathon @ Magic Johnson Theatre Sin Sin Opaline M15 Carlito\'s Wild Spirits KGB Bar Sutra Lounge BRONX Lehman College Bronx Community College Crimson Lounge Bronx Museum Show And Prove Radio BROOKLYN Galapagos Southpaw Sputnik Brown Chocolate Cafe 507 Bar & Grill Tropical Reflections Graham Resort The Stinger Club The Five Spot El Puente High School Dumbo Grindethiks Mixtape Radio Show (scrubradio.com) QUEENS African Poetry Theatre Laguardia College\'s POW Radio Rikers Island NEW JERSEY NJPAC (Newark) Axiom Studios (Newark) Newark Museum (Newark) New Jersey City University (Jersey City) Club Flavas (Newark) Forum Theatre (Metuchen) WPSC FM (88.7 FM) Court Tavern (New Brunswick) Montclair State College WMSC 90.3FM (Montclair) Jersey\'s Comcast EEE (Channel 51) Polluted Garden Internet Radio Branch Brook Manor (Belleville) Elbow Room (Newark) LP Studios (Newark) Dingbat\'s (Clifton) WRSU Rutgers (88.7 FM) Skylite Lounge (Harrison) The Old Bay (New Brunswick) Redbank High School (Red Bank) Dancing Goat Cafe (South Orange) Marita\'s Cantina (New Brunswick) Full Spectrum (Plainfield) NORTH CAROLINA The Blind Tiger (Greensboro) Greene Street (Greensboro) A Jarrell Affair (Charlotte) Peppers (High Point) Club 9 (Greensboro) Eden (Charlotte) Somewhere Else Tavern (Greensboro) The Flying Anvil (Greensboro) 90.9FM WQFS (Greensboro) Slap Happy Radio 103.1 FM (Greensboro) Alexander Devereaux\'s (Greensboro) CONNECTICUT Central Connecticut State University Cafe Moja LONG ISLAND Club Pure WCWP Tha Lockdown PHILADELPHIA Liquid Charm Friends Neighborhood Guild The Five Spot The Underground DELAWARE 814 Club (Wilmington) UPSTATE (NEW YORK) Bard College SUNY New Paltz Easter Correctional Facility Rugged N Raw has all the tools to make it in this difficult business. He is bringing more to the table than the average hip hop artist. He is unique in his approach to making music, contagiously catchy as well as a breath of fresh air in an industry clouded with the same monotonous undertone. Without a doubt, you will be hearing a lot from him more very soon.